chemical peel


Definition of chemical peel

: a cosmetic procedure for the removal of facial blemishes and wrinkles that involves the application of a caustic chemical and especially an acid (such as alpha hydroxy acid) to the skin

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Recent Examples on the Web Unlike a facelift or a painful chemical peel, microcurrent facial therapy is completely noninvasive and doesn't require any recovery time or large wads of cash. Greta Good, Chron, 7 Apr. 2021 But don’t let that discourage you — according to Dr Shotter, chemical peel is one of her favourite in-clinic treatments, and can deliver amazing results when applied correctly. Angela Lei, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2021 Although regular exfoliation maintains smooth, radiant skin over time, this chemical peel delivers a fast, more intense treatment for near-instant benefits. Erica Metzger, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Sep. 2020 The first line of treatment is a medium- to high-strength chemical peel. Deanna Pai, Glamour, 6 July 2020 With nearly 15,000 positive reviews on Amazon, the exfoliating chemical peel is primarily known for two things — being equal parts disgusting and effective. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, 2 July 2020 Who can benefit from doing a chemical peel at home? Jenn Sinrich, SELF, 24 Mar. 2020 Doing chemical peels for several weeks can lighten the skin. NBC News, 29 Jan. 2020 Baker, according to her business plan, will do superficial chemical peels, lash lifts and tints, lash extensions, body and face waxing and treatments to calm and help with aging skin. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of chemical peel

1978, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of chemical peel

: a cosmetic procedure for the removal of facial blemishes and wrinkles involving the application of a caustic chemical and especially an acid (as trichloroacetic acid) to the skin


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